Garrucha's Friday market offers a genuine local shopping experience, bustling from morning until 2 pm.
As a regular visitor, I'm always taken by the variety on offer. It’s not just a place to buy fresh, locally-sourced produce like fruits, vegetables, and olives, but also a spot to find clothing, shoes, and handbags.
The market winds through the streets, boasting a lot of stalls, and truly captures the essence of Garrucha. It's a social hub, drawing both locals and tourists, and the variety is impressive.
From practical household goods to a selection of jewellery and fabrics, there’s something for every shopper.
It’s convenient too. There’s free parking at the harbour (if you can nab a space), and the area's full of open shops and terrace bars and cafes where you can soak up the atmosphere.
Many holiday-goers consider this market a top attraction, and rightly so. It's the pulse of the town on a Friday, a place where you can haggle for a bargain, enjoy a roasted chicken from a food stall, or simply people-watch.
For those coming from Mojacar, a bus ride is a breeze and only €1 or so, and for drivers, it's a short trip but parking can be difficult by the seafront.
Would I recommend a stroll through Garrucha's market? Absolutely. It's a perfect blend of traditional Spanish market culture and the coastal charm of Almería. After you're done, why not explore further?
The town itself is delightful, with a stunning harbour to wander around post-shopping.
For more on local market days across Almería, make sure you have a look at our extensive guide on Mojácar Life.